Anti-choice politicians in South Carolina are hitting the ground running in the new year and we need to fight back.
An extremely strict so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill that would outlaw abortion after six weeks of pregnancy has been introduced. Please take a few moments to express your disapproval of this measure.
The bill, SB 1, was introduced yesterday, Jan. 12, and is scheduled for a hearing in front of the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee TOMORROW, Thursday morning, at 10 a.m. Please don’t delay. Contact the members of the subcommittee right away.
Six-week abortion bans, also commonly misrepresented as “heartbeat bills,” are a favorite of the anti-choice Religious Right, intended to outlaw abortion after an embryonic pulse (not heartbeat) can be detected (as early as five weeks). Most women do not even know they are pregnant that early, which is, of course, the point.
The bill codifies into law beliefs not based on science or morality, but on religion and so-called holy books. The Christian Right has been and remains the primary opponent to women’s reproductive rights. Indeed the “architect” of the “fetal heartbeat” bill runs an organization called “Faith2Action,” which seeks to impose a particular religious viewpoint on all citizens.
Click on the red “TAKE ACTION” link below to use our automated system to send a message to the subcommittee members urging them to stop this bill in its tracks. Feel free to use or adapt our suggested talking points or add your own message.